Keynote Speaker

Moses K. Tule, Director of Monetary Policy, Central Bank of Nigeria

Moses Tule is the director for monetary policy at the Central Bank of Nigeria, where he spent more than 27 years. He was a pioneer staff of the monetary policy department from 2005, and rose to become director in April 2012. He worked in the research department of the central bank for 17 years. In 2011, he was appointed head of the liquidity assessment division. He has done extensive research covering monetary policy, financial sector, exchange rate, macroeconomics and the real economy.


Francis Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, FirstBank

Gbenga Shobo is the Deputy Managing Director of First Bank of Nigeria. He joined the Board of the Bank in 2012. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Managing Director, he was the Executive Director overseeing the Retail Banking/Public Sector businesses in the Lagos & West Directorate and was hitherto the Executive Director overseeing the Retail Business in the South Directorate. Gbenga has over 30 years’ work experience from reputable organizations out of which he has garnered more than 26 years in the Banking Industry. Gbenga is the first person to be appointed to the position of Deputy Managing Director of FirstBank in the Bank’s over 120 years history, a testament to his total commitment and professionalism.




Speakers

Anya Duroh, Head of Business Banking, Stanbic IBTC

Anya Duroha currently serves as general manager responsible for business banking at Stanbic IBTC Bank. He has over 20 years of work experience in leading local and international banks in Nigeria and abroad. He started his banking career with Citibank before moving to Diamond Bank, where he held various roles. He also worked at United Bank for Africa (UBA) as head of the corporate banking division, where he oversaw divisions in corporate banking, namely manufacturing, agriculture, construction, petrochemicals, infrastructure, aviation, power, maritime, and telecommunications.


Oyebode Oyegoke-Akande, Head of Card Products, Ecobank Nigeria

Oyegoke-Akande Oyebode, one of the industry leaders in electronic banking in Nigeria, manages card products in Ecobank Nigeria. His work experience covers all spheres of electronic payments and is one of the promoters of digital convergence as the next frontier in the payment space. He has a bachelor’s degree in statistics from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and a master’s degree in global consumer marketing from University of Liverpool in the UK.


Felix Oyakhamoh, Business Development Executive, SunTrust Bank Nigeria

Felix Oyakhamoh has 25 years of combined experience in banking, petroleum downstream and manufacturing sectors. He was previously the country head of development finance and microfinance in Ecobank Nigeria and Oceanic Bank. Prior to that, he was the managing director and chief executive officer of Mayfair Microfinance Bank Limited, and held various roles at Equitorial Trust Bank, Standard Trust Bank, United Bank for Africa, and Oceanic Bank. Oyakhamoh is an active member in various committees including the Presidential Technical Committee on Agriculture to Brazil, National Working Group on Microfinance Strategy for Nigeria, and Microfinance Advisory Board of Nigeria and more.


Dennis Ezaga, Group Head of Transactional Banking Products, First City Monument Bank

Dennis Ezaga has more than 19 years of experience in banking, specifically in product development, sales, remittances and banking operations. As group head, he is responsible for supervising the First City Monument Bank’s cash management products, international trade products and distributive trade finance products while proactively providing support to grow business segments. Prior to this, Ezaga built and supervised the transaction banking sales and client access teams in Abuja and Northern Nigeria. He holds an ISO lead auditor certification in quality management systems and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Finance and Control of Nigeria and the Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria.


Obinna Ukachukwu, Head of Retail and Planning, Hygiea HMO Limited

Obinna Ukachukwu has a 10-year experience in SME developmental finance, sales, supply chain finance, business strategy, credit analysis and business banking, with the ability to grow large businesses, as well as identify and develop growth opportunities in small scale businesses. Ukachukwu previously served as country head of SME banking in Stanbic IBTC Bank (a member of the Standard Bank group), a role which gave him vast regional and global exposure in SME banking. Ukachukwu also leads a team of finance, sales and human resource professionals, volunteering their services in Covenant Capital – a nongovernmental SME developmental initiative that grows micro and small businesses through offering start-up capital, business advisory and training services.


Andrew Agbo-Madaki, General Manager, Africa Fintech Network

Andrew Agbo-Madaki is an information security and fintech consultant with vast experience in cyber threats, payments, media and communications. He is also the general manager of the Africa FinTech Network. After graduating from the University of South Wales with a Masters in Computer Forensics, he worked with the British Sky Broadcasting Corporation. In 2011, he was employed as a senior cyber threat analyst at Cybyl Technologies Ltd in the United Kingdom. In 2013, he joined Brinq Africa Payment Solutions as chief technology officer, helping the company get its full licence. Agbo-Madaki is also the CEO of Decy- 4 Technologies Limited, and serves as communications director of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community (Abuja).


Anthony Eke, Divisional Head, Infrastructure and Transport Corporate Banking, Diamond Bank

Anthony Eke is an analytical business manager with over 16 years of experience in Corporate and Commercial banking, Financial Analysis, Strategy and Planning, Human Resources and Administration, CRM, Banking Operations, Retail Markets, Business Process Improvement and Market Research. He is skilled in the areas of financial modeling, contemporary research, data intelligence and mining, key account management, consumer behavior, B2B Marketing, performance measurement and e-commerce strategy. He is also a member of the Market Research Society (MRS) UK, and currently oversees the Infrastructure & Transport portfolio of Corporate Banking in Diamond Bank where he - amongst other responsibilities - drives a Value Chain strategy across the corporates to the retail segments.


Mayowa Owolabi, Co-Founder, Mobile Monday Nigeria

Mayowa Owolabi is a business architect, business facilitator and business development specialist with extensive knowledge in ICT relating to mobile technology, mobile financial services & mobile VAS. He has consulted for companies and governments including - EiE Nigeria (Enough is Enough Nigeria), Schibsted, First Bank of Nigeria, WEMA Bank, UBA, Sterling Bank, Unity Bank, Interswitch, INEC, Chams, Etisalat, Oyo State, Lagos State and Ekiti State Governments, Blackberry, Africa Internet Holdings (Rocket Internet), Naspers, RedBus, Boston Consulting Group and TELNET Group, among others. He is one of the co-founders/conveners of Mobile Monday in Nigeria, the head of partnerships a fintech company – Kudi and a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group


Chiwete John-Njokanma, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, FINT Technology Africa

Chiwete John-Njokanma is the chief executive officer of FINT Technology Africa, where he is responsible for all the day-to-day management decisions, while creating new frontiers and partnerships for FINT Technology Africa. FINT Technology Africa is the first peer-to-peer lending platform in Nigeria.



Benedict Anyalenkeya, Group Head of E-business at Unity Bank

Benedict Anyalenkeya is an e-business professional with experience in information technology governance, IT audit and securities, software design and management, digital forensics, accounting and e-business with a strong affinity for business development, product research, IT strategy design and support. His primary experience is in banking, with over 11 years of IT experience and several years’ retail banking experience covering technology planning, deployment and management of enterprise-wide infrastructure, remittances, retail product sales, electronic banking, product and project management. Anyalenkeya is part of the team that implements the first robust transaction banking platform by a Nigerian bank covering payments, collections, liquidity management and trade. He is currently a researcher of digital forensics and electronic fraud controls.


Akin (Akinola) Jones, CEO and Co-Founder, Aella Credit

Akin Jones is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Aella Credit. He started his career in the technology, media and telecoms group at Wachovia Securities, completing transactions with a combined value of over $5 billion. Before joining Aella Credit, he was head of investment banking at Primera Africa. He also held senior investment banking roles at BGL PLC, Nigeria and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, USA. Jones graduated with a degree in international business and finance from the Howard University and is one of the very few individuals that has completed three of the leading technology accelerator programs in the world, namely: Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and Barclays.


Tobe Nnadozie, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Manna Microfinance Bank

Tobe Nnadozie is a business manager focused on using financial models, appropriate risk frameworks, information technology and operational excellence to create a ‘worthwhile desired customer experience’ in a timely, effective manner within the financial services sector. He specialises in retail and business banking, transaction banking, innovation, bank modelling, risk management, organisational restructuring, change and project management, enterprise architecture, electronic channels strategy and management, customer tiering and experience management, finance products development, and go-to market programmes.


Samuel Mbonu, Head of Network Security & Technical Architecture, Technology Division, Guaranty Trust Bank

Samuel Mbonu is currently head of network security/technical architecture of the technology division at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. He is an information security expert with broad experience in risk, network security, and endpoint security management. He has direct experience with protecting cardholder data in financial institutions and participated in the development, provisioning and successful execution of various information security programmes. Before joining Guaranty Trust Bank, he was a security expert at Stanbic IBTC Bank. He also worked as a telecommunications transmission engineer at ipNX telcoms and exchange engineer at Nigeria Telecommunications Limited.


John Aligbe, Head of E-Crimes and Card Investigations, Stanbic IBTC

John Aligbe is a risk management professional based in Lagos, Nigeria with more than 23 years of experience in information technology, information systems assurance, cybersecurity and fraud risk management in both the financial and telecommunication sectors. His area of expertise includes strategic planning, risk integration and investigations. He is focused on strategies for deploying technology for effective fraud risk management in the digital space.


Paul Olisa Aseme, Head of Retail Segments, Union Bank of Nigeria

Paul Olisa Aseme’s 25-year career has earned him the coveted reputation as a wealth management and segmentation specialist in Africa. He is now applying his experience in leveraging data and relationships to build solutions for Nigerian retail customers. Aseme supports the re-structuring of the Retail business of Union Bank, where he leverages data and customer insights to build propositions and solve complex organizational issues. He has held several roles in relationship, product, wealth and segment proposition management with responsibility for West Africa and Africa in Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to that, he had a stint in two Nigerian banks and was a sales engineer in manufacturing and oil field services.